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Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Drama (Playwriting)

When an author writes a dramatic piece, he or she does so with the expectation that it will result in a performance. Complete the following for this assignment:

Access The Stronger, a one-act play by August Strindberg, through this Web site. You can read the play, or you can listen to it on this Web site. Note: The audio version is number 9 in the list at the top.

Part 1

  • In 1 paragraph, discuss the following:
  • Identify the two characters in this play, and give a brief description of each.
  • Identify the protagonist. Support your answer.
  • Identify the antagonist(s). Support your answer.
  • Identify the setting. Explain why this is important to the overall theme of the play.

Part 2

In 1–2 paragraphs, discuss the following:

  • How are the theme/characters in this play familiar to a reader today? Explain using details from the play.
  • How are the theme/characters in this play unfamiliar to a reader today? Explain using details from the play.
  • What do you think the playwright’s intention was in creating this play? Explain using details from the play.
  • What can you take away from this play as a reader, and how can it be applied to your own life?

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Surname 1
Students name
Professors name
Course name and number
Date
The Stronger Things Play by August Strindberg
The two main characters in this play are Mrs. X and Miss Y. Mrs. X is a round character
who wears a hat and a winter coat throughout the play. Most of the time, she makes fun of
Miss Y and her loneliness in the play as she hates Miss Y with passion as she pretends to be
stronger and on top of that, Mrs. X admits that she has changed a lot to be similar to Miss Y.
Miss Y is also another round character of the play (Strindberg et al. 6). In the play, Mrs. X
reveals that Miss Y was having an affair with her husband. Miss y’s name is Amelia, and the
husband's name is Bob. The protagonist in this play is Mrs. X. She is the protagonist because
everything in the play revolves around her as she is determined to save her marriage. She is
decided to go back to her husband despite him cheating on her with Miss Y, and she decides
that she was not going to question him. She believed that even after the cheating incident, her
marriage would be stronger than before. The antagonist in this play is Miss Y because of her
role in the play. Despite the fact that she can’t find her husband, she goes ahead to have an
affair with a married man knowing very well that this would ruin his marriage. Mrs x says
that Miss Y is evil and that she hates her (Strindberg, et al. 3). The setting of this play is on a
Christmas eves evening at a woman’s café corner filled with a melancholic atmosphere. Since
the central theme of the play is the theme of love, the setting around the Christmas Eve is
ideal since this is the time that most people spend their time with their families and loved
ones.

Surname 2
The theme of the play and the characters are very familiar to the reader today. Strindberg
mainly focuses on the importance and role of women in the society which is portrayed
through the conversation of Mrs. x and Miss Y who both lead different lives (Strindberg and
Paulson 5). Mrs. x is socially stronger because she is married while Miss Y is unmarried and
she doesn’t speak. The Christmas setting is very significant since the play focuses on the
importance of women since it shows Mrs. X’s family values and power over Miss Y. The
writer uses only a single letter...

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Anonymous
Thanks, good work

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